Ithaca Climate Summary for October 2002
- With an average temperature of 47.8 degrees, the month averaged 0.6 degrees cooler than normal.
- This was the first cooler-than-normal month since May and only the second in the last thirteen months.
- The first 13 days of the month averaged 7 degrees warmer than normal. Sixteen of the last eighteen days were cooler than normal and averaged 6 degrees below the thirty-year average.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 82 degrees on the 1st.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 20 degrees on the 31st.
- The October precipitation total was 2.89 inches, which represented 89% of normal.
- This was 1.09 inches more than last October.
- Ten of the last thirteen monhts have been drier than normal.
- Year-to-date precipitation now stands at 32.86 inches, 1.74 inches above normal.
[All normals are for the years 1971-2000.]
- This was the ninth consecutive October with no measurable snowfall.
Keith L. Eggleston (KLE1@cornell.edu)
Northeast Regional Climate Center